GRRM to announce The Winds of Winter release date tomorrow...
Prepare your asses for the best selling book of the decade!
Did ADWD have a similar announcement before being released? I really can't remember if he did because the show was just getting started or if he casually announced it because it wasn't as big as it is now.
What are some books about cute girls being detectives?
Godard made a movie about what was basically a female deconstruction of a hard-boiled detective AND it was based on a novel. The movie in question was "Made in U.S.A.", but I don't remember the name of the novel.
>Made in U.S.A is a 1966 French film directed by Jean-Luc Godard. It stars Anna Karina, Jean-Pierre Léaud, László Szabó and Yves Afonso. It was inspired by the Howard Hawks film The Big Sleep and unofficially based on the novel The Jugger, by Richard Stark (a.k.a. Donald E. Westlake).
But I doubt there's moe in it like in japanese stuff.
I've never seen a sociology thread on /lit/ so I have no idea if this will be a bust, so I felt like just throwing out a few things.
Who else here is into sociology or social theory, or studies it professionally? I stopped studying it after it became endless data analysis and quant with really boring basic theory.
Once a prof. told me we all had to decide if we followed Marx, or Weber, and all sociology can be traced back to one or the other and gave different conclusions. We had to pick a team. What would you pick?
-Who is at the forefront of sociology...
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Can we talk about the particularly Orthodox themes in Dostoevsky, like existentialism, confession and universal reconciliation? I'm not really sure why the last thread got deleted, I guess because talking about religion in Dostoevsky is bad and we can only talk about him from a secular perspective? Go figure. *shrugs*
One thing I think plays a prominent role in his work is the Orthodox conception of hell. Unlike the Roman Catholic conception, hell is not a state of separation from God, it is actually the same as heaven. God's love is a fire and a light, and...
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That's an interesting perspective. I don't see how you can talk about Dostoyevsky without talking about Christianity, it's one of his biggest themes. He's one of my favorite writers by the way
Do you know if Nietzsche read anything by him besides Notes from Underground? Since it instilled in Nietzsche such a respect, I would think if Nietzsche read any of his other works, he would have at least put effort into rebutting them, since they challenge ideas identical to Nietzsche's.
I mean I would assume he had read more of his stuff but I don't know. The nihilism in crime and punishment seems like it could have been an influence on him. It seems like a lot of people who like dostoyevsky conveniently skip over his Christianity. Maybe he was rebutting him, just not directly because he respected Dostoyevsky as a writer
What are your resolutions this year, /lit/? Are they something you actually go through with?
Mine is to stick to reading non-fiction, namely self improvement books.
Very good, Anon! Anything specific?
Do you guys ever get lonely when reading? It gets so quiet and, unless I am at an interesting plot point, I can't stop from feeling sad and pessimistic. I end up reading fewer than 25 pages per hour this way.
I guess this is part of the reason why few people read nowadays, silence can be hard to handle.
No. Although, sometimes, when I read if I see the word "love" "sad" dreams" or "suicide" I keep my eyes on that words and my mind goes around that words and stop the reading process. It's annoying.
mfw plebs think that Russia didn't produce the greatest authors/poets in history
Hector by far.
At what age or stage of your life did you stopped being, or gradually became less, clever? By 'clever', I mean the general know-it-all, frequently sarcastic, attitude, that tends to infect students of philosophy, mathematics, and computer science background.
When I shit the bed, got depression, had my GPA drop to 1.8, lost most of my career options, realized I'm quite emotionally vulnerable, found a qt underage gf who was more depressed than I was, watched her spiral into suicidal tendencies and eventually get incarcerated in the mental ward and subjected to electroshock "therapy", losing most of her memories of me, and had to work my way back up from that
It's hard to empathize with other people's difficulties in life if you have never experienced your own
Write me a rhyme about sleepless nights. Make it very emotional and about struggle.
Has anyone read this? Is it any good?
I'm suffering from minor social anxiety. I can go to store and walk through crowded area with no problem. My problem is that i still feel little anxiety when i try to express myself to the fullest. I really want to not give a shit about other peoples opinions and judgments.I'm looking for a book that will ease my suffering with this problem. My goal is that i can embarrass myself in public without no problem. Like some hobo who talks weird stuff to people. What would you recommend? The book can be a religious, philosophical, or some self help text. Thank you.
what books should i read if i want to improve my writing?
none in particular is going to be the key to becoming a better writer. just read broadly, and often.
if you already do this and don't think you're getting enough out of the books you're reading, try going out of your comfort zone and read something you wouldn't usually go for or that's more difficult to read.
go back to your favourites and dissect them, figure out what makes them your favourites and how you can incorporate that into your own work.